Cubs Rumors: New top five likeliest trade targets for Chicago

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Jul 17, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Gerardo Parra (28) drives in a run with a base hit in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Gerardo Parra – Milwaukee Brewers

I touched on the Milwaukee outfielder earlier this month when I broke down some options the Cubs have in terms of shoring up their outfield ranks.

Since then, I’ve only grown to like Parra more.

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When you look at his splits alongside Dexter Fowler‘s, the idea of trading for him only seems more appealing.

Fowler has struggled against righties in his first year in Chicago – and his struggles are notably worse than his career marks. Entering play Monday, the veteran is batting just .209/.300/.351 against right-handers.

Parra, meanwhile, carries a .320/.356/.510 slash-line into the final week of July – which only makes one think that a platoon of Parra and Fowler would make the Cubs better on a daily basis.

Milwaukee desperately needs to rebuild their organization – at least unload some of their more attractive pieces – if they want to contend in the near-future. The Cubs could look within their division for stretch-run help, both helping themselves and the Brewers in the process.

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